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We're making some adjustments throughout bobafettfanclub.com this month. If you spot anything you like, or that you dislike, please let us know!

Improvements include:
- Consistency with grid structure and typography for Fettpedia, including tie-in to our image galleries and simplified "wiki" links to just the features we really use
- Consistency with grid structure for Message Boards
- Left sidebar navigation that follows you on long pages (with square section graphics that will be swapped out and improved)
- Faster loading home page, including a "feature" in the top carousel, which was previously static
- Experimenting with speed improvements across the site, which we've toggled on and off a few times this month
- Better affiliate ads and placements, which help balance the server costs (remember, our site is not-for-profit and run 100% by volunteers)

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boba fett 66 wrote:

I would love to have the mandalorian symbol in red.

There you go!

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James Fett wrote:

If you could make me an avatar of boba fett with red armor

All set. Check it out.

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mandalore the ultimate12 wrote:

Can you make me one with a picture of mandalore the ultimate's head on please?

Sure. Just made one for you.

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Frankyfrank wrote:

If you look up trilogy batman on google images you'll see the one I want. It's the face that's 1/3 joker, 1/3 bane, and 1/3 scarecrow.

Handy instructions! Just made it for you.

Ralin, try diving into one, and I'll get the word out on Twitter/Facebook. smile

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Nehutyc, thanks for sharing! Looks great. Any chance to see it bigger and without a flash hitting the center of it?

Nehutyc wrote:

Lol Just hopped back on myself, glad to see people returning.

Welcome back, Nehutyc! As I see in your other posts today, I too hope the RPGs can continue.

Nehutyc wrote:

Lol Just hopped back on myself, glad to see people returning.

Welcome back, Nehutyc! As I see in your other posts today, I too hope the RPGs can continue.

Taylormccoy wrote:

The pic on the front of thebobafett.com at dragon con of jango Fett and little Boba Fett that's me

Very cool! That photo got quite a lot of views, including a re-tweet by the official Star Wars account.

Fett_II wrote:

well i'm not new but i finally got tired of trying to guess my password and just made a new one

'sup y'all?

Welcome back, Fett_II! Glad to see you here again.

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mandalore the ultimate12, nice. Which Assassins Creed games are your favorite of all?

Taylormccoy, we've been posting some news -- on the front of bobafett.com -- from our contributing editor, McCoy, who's there at Dragon Con this year.

(Updated 8/31 with new photos!)

Our very own contributing editor McCoy is in costume and reporting from Dragon Con this year, where Daniel Logan is also scheduled to appear.

Saturday, August 31st

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Friday, August 30th

McCoy shot this photo of a fan in a custom Star Wars Holiday Special Boba Fett costume. Awesome!

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Thomas Zahler, an artist at Dragon Con, posted a commission he did called My Little Boba, a riff off the My Little Pony collectible:

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Any questions while we're there, drop a comment here or @bobafettfanclub on Twitter, and we'll see it.

For past coverage, check out our post in 2008 and 2007.

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Tonight, Boba Fett threw the first pitch in the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball game. The Dodgers beat the San Diego Padres, 9 to 2.

Despite poor reception in part of the stadium, dozens of people tweeted, shared Vines (no, not Red Vines), and Instagram'd.

The best photo came from the MLB, which had field access. Columnist Dan Wolh titled the shot, Apparently Boba Fett and stormtroopers will be assisting umpiring crews now.

Others snapped photos and videos on the very high-definition screens above the outfield, or from their seats from higher-up angles.

The pitch bounced twice before reaching the catcher, which is understandable when you've got a lot of armor.

No stranger to Star Wars night, Boba Fett appeared in poster and t-shirt form back in 2010.

Other cities have had Star Wars night. Has anyone spotted Boba Fett on the field, or throwing a first pitch?

Our very own contributing editor McCoy is in costume and reporting from Dragon Con this year, where Daniel Logan is also scheduled to appear.

McCoy shot this photo of a fan in a custom Star Wars Holiday Special Boba Fett costume. Awesome!

http://www.bobafettfanclub.com/news/wp-content/uploads/dragoncon-435x580.jpg

Thomas Zahler, an artist at Dragon Con, posted a commission he did called My Little Boba, a riff off the My Little Pony collectible:

http://www.bobafettfanclub.com/news/wp-content/uploads/loveandcapes-435x580.jpg

Any questions while we're there, drop a comment here or @bobafettfanclub on Twitter, and we'll see it.

For past coverage, check out our post in 2008 and 2007.

Sharpy, great point about supply and demand.

Sadriel, yes, he is back in town! Picked off after some Facebook stalking, and pure coincidence, by yours truly. ;-)

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We were first introduced to Boba Fett in the Holiday Special, when he was portrayed as a spy for the Empire. Even after an overhaul and a more menacing and mysterious debut in Empire Strikes Back, he was still seen as a villain.

Similar to many other franchises, when a character becomes popular enough, there’s an internal push by creators to transform them into an anti-hero. This has been, arguably, the development of Boba Fett over the years. Just look at last year’s release of Angry Birds Star Wars as proof: before he appeared in the game, a lot of fan art poured onto the web.

The majority of this fan art illustrated Boba Fett as a bird, instead of a pig. It could be debated, the reason this happened is some fans subconsciously view the bounty hunter leaning more toward the good, than the dark side. This makes sense – since K.W. Jeter’s “The Bounty Hunter Wars” trilogy, Boba Fett has been painted as more of a decent guy who does bad things when paid. Although, he filled a more ruthless role in this book than in modern storylines.

This norm continues through a number of comics and novels. In Dark Horse Comics’ “Blood Ties,” he does right by his half-brother Connor Freeman, even though he should feel as much kinship with Freeman as he should with any other clone or their offspring. In Karen Traviss’ Legacy of the Force series, he even further is illustrated as being more than an emotionless killer.

Contrast these recent stories to his portrayal in early Marvel comics or Dark Horse’s “Dark Empire,” where instead of being surgical in his approach when hunting down his bounties, he is cut throat and willing to shoot down anyone or anything standing between him and his prey. It’s evident, he was written as more of a “true baddie” in these early projects than he is now.

In fact, he’s helped save the galaxy numerous times in relatively modern books – even training one of the Solo children to save the day, opening himself up to family bonds and working to better the lives of Mandalorians as their leader.

The fate of the Expanded Universe is up in the air, so if it’s dispatched of, will we be left with a more ruthless and cold Boba Fett, as hinted at in the Original Trilogy? Not quite. The push to sway Boba Fett away from being a villain is already been planted within the official canon, through his character development in The Clone Wars.

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The writers could have written Boba Fett much more sinister in his initial Clone Wars story arc. He was, after all, out to avenge his father’s death and take down the Jedi. They could have made him a “child soldier,” who could shoot down an unarmed clone without blinking. A vengeful kid, whose only concern was the bounty being paid – laying a foundation to the Boba Fett we see in the films.

Instead though, they avoided any actions on young Boba Fett’s part that would make it difficult to redeem him as a good guy later on. He never killed in cold blood and demonstrated a moral compass that separated him from characters like Aurra Sing. When we see him in later seasons, he is working as a bounty hunter – but not carrying out assassinations. He’s specializing more as a mercenary than an assassin.

Since he never performs acts of atrocity, the creators are free to take Boba Fett in a more anti-hero direction in Star Wars Rebels, if they wish. Even in the original films, he technically does nothing that would warrant an ultimate death to fully redeem his actions.  Han Solo was not an innocent, so delivering him to Jabba the Hutt in Carbonite, could even be argued as nothing close to a truly evil act.

Will Disney decide to create a story that distinguishes Boba Fett as a bounty hunter to be feared, never hesitating to kill – but never ending the life of the unarmed or innocent? A bounty hunter who uses moral judgment, before accepting a job?

As a fan, what do you want to see – Boba Fett developed into an anti-hero or executed in the role of a villain?

DarkOne wrote:

I would love to see a spin-off on Fett. Perhaps one about Han Solo and Fett. All of that animosity would make it awesome.

Great point. That's how things are looking, but it seems Episode 7 will come first.

Note: The following article contains SPOILERS.

In “Star Wars” #8 we finally get more than just a handful of panels dealing with the subplot of Han Solo on the run from Boba Fett and Bossk. The chase began in issue #2 and we’ve been building to a hopeful conflict – which writer Brian Wood delivers in this action packed issue.

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While Luke Skywalker and Wedge sneak aboard a Star Destroyer, the real action takes place on Coruscant. We are treated to a massive dogfight, that highlights the cunning evasive skills of Chewbacca and Han Solo – as well as showcases the hunting skills of Boba Fett.

When we last left Han Solo and Chewbacca, they had hired garbage-barge pilot, Perla, to aid them in an escape from bounty hunters Boba Fett and Bossk, who tracked them to Coruscant. The smugglers are forced to split up as Slave I engages them – navigating the Falcon as Han Solo and Perla remain aboard the barge.

The tactic worked, as Boba Fett hadn’t planned on a firefight above the Imperial Center. With Chewbacca’s counterattacks on the Slave I, Fett is forced to allow the Garbage-barge to gain distance – the risk of killing Solo in the dogfight is too high, and he attends to capture him alive to collect on the dual bounty, one from the Hutt Cartel and the other the Empire.

Han Solo tells Perla he is surprised to see the bounty hunter in an Imperial Jurisdiction. Unfortunately for Perla and Solo, the space battle put them on the Imperial security radar, blowing their cover in the process. Once catching up, the Slave I continue to attack the garbage-barge, but aims for its cargo, resulting in Perla to lose large portions of her cargo and jeopardizing their ability to maneuver.

Meanwhile, Bossk chases down Chewbacca in the Falcon. The bounty is on Solo’s head, so Bossk is intent on destroying both, the Falcon and Chewbacca.

Han Solo crashes the barge into the Imperial Center. He believes it’s a calculated risk, which will payoff in their escape, but the plan comes up short as Slave I hones in one the smuggler and Perla, with them outgunned and without a ship on the ground floor of the Imperial Center.

<img class=alignright size-full wp-image-2205 alt=Star Wars 8-B src=http://www.bobafettfanclub.com/news/wp-content/uploads/8-4.jpg width=348 height=303 />There are several items of note in this issue: first, Wood emphasizes that it’s unusual for Boba Fett to engage his prey in Imperial borders. This must be foreshadowing for the next issue, why are these areas off limits to Boba Fett? Could his saving grace be Imperial Security Forces stepping in right as Slave I closes in on the marooned Perla and Solo?

Ryan Kelly’s art goes above and beyond in this issue. The most haunting image, in my opinion, are the skulls and bodily remains decorating Bossk’s cockpit seat.

We’ve still yet to be told how Boba Fett and Bossk became a team in this issue. Or are they building on the rebooted relationship between the two, which has already been expanded upon in The Clone Wars?

The confrontation will continue in “Star Wars” #9 will be released on Sept. 11.

Announced today at a film industry event * in Los Angeles, we're exclusively and first to report that cinematographer Dan Mindel ASC, BSC is shooting Star Wars Episode 7 with J.J. Abrams -- on 35mm film. Specifically, Kodak film stock 5219.

At today's event in the ASC Club House, the cinematographer discussed his first work with J.J. Abrams on Mission: Impossibe 3. During a viewing of the dailies (a standard review of what was shot the day before, whether or not on 35mm film), a mistake lens flare caught the eye of the director. Dan showed him how they are created, which led to lens flares galore in Super 8 and the recent Star Trek films, the latter of which Mindel lensed.

Thanks to the Kodak rep, Lorette Bayle, for asking the question during the Q&A, which Dan confirmed himself after a couple coy replies.

* Updated 8/22/2013 5:55pm PST: The event was ASC Breakfast with Dan Mindel where American Cinematographer Associate Editor, Jon Witmer, reviewed his work in Q&A, which included Domino, Shanghai Noon and Star Trek. Then the event had a public Q&A.

No Disintegrations! Boba Fett Analysis has a series of essays regarding that other green guy from Star Wars. The author, "Sharp Sticks," only wrote between 2011 and 2012, but it's quite good.

"Sharp Sticks," if you're out there, we'd like to keep your articles preserved, and encourage you to write more over here! :-)

We're test driving a new extension of the message board.

When you create a new topic in a forum, you can toggle a new menu to make that topic a poll.

For example, which variant of Boba Fett armor color is your favorite?

Optionally, you can set how many days or until how many votes the poll should run.

Enjoy!

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Welcome aboard, bobafett880143!

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Taylormccoy wrote:

I'm sorry that I didn't reply back but I haven't been on in a long time

Taylormccoy, when in doubt, discussing a topic tends to lead to replies. Glad to have you these last seven months!

Gabrielfett wrote:

boba fett is cool big_smile

You are right! big_smile